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Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest more than half a billion dollars in China’s second-largest e-commerce company JD.com as part of a move to expand retail services around the world, the companies said Monday.

Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple

Television personality Oprah Winfrey has agreed to produce shows for Apple as the iPhone maker prepares to make a push into original content.

Cardtonic: Sell iTunes and Amazon gift cards without getting cheated

There is just one little problem, you don’t know where to sell iTunes and Amazon cards without getting cheated. Well, luckily for you, we do.

Amazon blocks Australia from global sites

New rules require internet retailers like the American behemoth to collect a 10 percent goods and services tax on everything bought from overseas sites from July 1, including under the current tax-free threshold of Aus$1,000 (US$760).

Dropbox beats estimates in first results since going public

File sharing and storage company Dropbox beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly results and topped estimates for paying subscribers in its first financial report as a publicly traded company.

Russia takes further steps to restrict access to Telegram

Russia has taken further steps to limit access to popular messaging app Telegram, blocking 50 internet anonymizers and VPN services, as reported by Meduza. However, Roskomnadzor, the country’s federal executive body responsible for censorship, won’t disclose which services have been blocked.

France’s Emmanuel Macron digital tax plan faces EU rebuff

French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious plans for an EU digital tax targeting US tech giants such as Google or Facebook faced strong headwinds on Saturday, provoking anger from Paris.

Peru hunts two over lynching of Canadian for shaman murder

Peruvian police searched Tuesday for two men over the lynching of a Canadian suspected of killing an elderly shaman in the Amazon, judicial sources said Tuesday.

EU probes Apple’s plan to buy music app Shazam

The EU on Monday launched an in-depth probe of tech giant Apple’s plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam because of fears the deal may reduce choice for consumers.

Donald Trump orders Postal Service review after blasting Amazon deal

After accusing Amazon for months of not paying its fair share of postage, President Trump has ordered a review of the US Postal Service’s finances via an executive order issued late Thursday night. The order calls for a task force to evaluate the operations and finances of the USPS.

20 killed in attempted prison escape in Brazil

Several inmates and one guard have died in an attempted prison breakout in the northern city Brazilian city of Belem.

China bans online sale of Bibles

Bibles can no longer be purchased online in China, despite the government publishing a new document claiming that it allows freedom of worship.

Donald Trump targets Amazon again in new tweets

US President Donald Trump on Saturday resumed his attacks against online retailing giant Amazon and accused The Washington Post, owned by Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, of lobbying for the company.

Donald Trump escalates attack on Amazon, slams it on taxes, shipping

United States President Donald Trump has blasted Amazon.com Inc with a list of complaints, a day after news website Axios reported that Trump wants to curb the mega retailer’s growing power.

Donald Trump assails Amazon on taxes, retail competition

US President Donald Trump slammed Amazon on Thursday over taxes and retail competition, sparking fresh worries for the technology sector pressured by Facebook's privacy scandal.

Google partners with retail giants to monetize online product searches

Alphabet’s Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.

Drake sets new streaming record in video games

Hip-hop superstar Drake has set a new record in streaming — this time in video games.

France to sue Google and Apple over developer contracts

France will take Google and Apple to court over contractual terms imposed by the tech giants on startups and developers, said Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.

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